Passivhaus Affiliate

Passivhaus for Educational Buildings


Case studies    

Campaign Objectives 

Phase I       I      Phase II

Passivhaus for Educational Buildings: University Procurement

Building upon the success of the Passivhaus Social Campaign, and due to an increased demand, the Trust launched a campaign dedicated to the adoption of the Passivhaus Standard for educational buildings in 2020.

Aimed at those involved in the education sector, Phase I of the Passivhaus for Educational Buildings campaign encouraged the adoption of Passivhaus and provided guidance to clients. From local authorities delivering schools & learning centres, to University estates covering bespoke large education spaces to student accommodation, and everything in between.


2021: Phase II

Phase II of the campaign builds upon the knowledge shared over the Phase I event series and includes:

Harris Academy Sutton - Image credit: Jack Hobhouse


Phase II Sponsors

Phase II Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities for Phase II are available now. Sponsors are encouraged to share knowledge, with the aim to increase profile & recognition amongst education clients:

  • An opportunity to highlight projects & services
  • Send client invitations to campaign activities with priority booking
  • Collective marketing power by promoting materials through the marketing channels of sponsors / partners
  • Sponsor logos will be presented on the campaign webpage
  • Sponsors will be mentioned in newsletters, press releases & social media in relation to the campaign as appropriate

To discuss opportunities please email: 


Phase I

Phase I of the campaign was sponsored by PHT Patron Willmott Dixon. Following the official launch in July 2020, the Trust ran 3 subsequent events, looking at policy and case studies in Scotland, Passivhaus for university buildings, and Passivhaus for schools. All events have been recorded and available upon request to clients and local authorities.

Phase I past events

Recordings of previous events will be available for purchase soon - Free to clients and Local Authorities upon request.


Passivhaus for Educational Buildings: Scottish policy & case studies - 09 Sept 2020 Passivhaus for Eduational Buildings: University case studies - 16 September 2020 Passivhaus for Educational Buildings: Schools - 23 September 2020


Key campaign objectives

  • Promote & encourage implementation of the standard & increase awareness of Passivhaus in educational buildings & student accommodation.
  • Highlight the benefits that Passivhaus can bring to occupant comfort and learning outcomes
  • Engage with the Department for Education (DfE) on guidelines & requirements for education buildings


George Davies Centre - Image credit: Martine Hamilton-Knight


Case studies

There are 13 certified Passivhaus schools in the UK with plenty in the pipeline. Award winning University buildings are pioneering the standard at scale, and several are now looking to integrate Passivhaus into their sustainability strategies across the whole campus estates to reach net zero carbon targets.

Enterprise Centre 2019 UK Passivhaus Award winner George Davies Centre
Wilkinson Primary School, large projects winner 2015
Burry Port Primary School
Rocking Horse Nursery classroom
Stebon Primary St. Sophia's Primary School
STEM building
Currie Community High School Lucy Cavendish College UWE Student Residences
Erne Campus


Further Information

Passivhaus Schools and Educational Buildings

Air Quality in Passivhaus Schools Supports Learning

Indoor air quality and health - ASBP healthy buildings tutorial 

Breathing easy


Passive House Accelerator: Passivhaus Schools Insights Design Details & User Experience - 12 September 2021


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Asbp healthy buildings tutorial indoor air quality and health